Ph.D Student, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University
B.S., Chemical Engineering, SUNY Buffalo
Mark Falinski, a first year graduate student, is originally from a small town near Syracuse, NY. He attended the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received his BS in Chemical Engineering. Since joining the Zimmerman and Plata labs at Yale, Mark has been interested in employing varying treatment conditions to functionalize carbon nanotubes to elucidate relationships between function, performance, and environmental and human health effects to inform green design of these materials. He plans to eventually use this information to safely design a carbon nanotube fabric or polymer matrix as a potential replacement for brominated flame retardant or hydrophobic materials.